Acts 13:3

“And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their handes on them, they sent them away.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after prayer and going without food they put their hands on them, and sent them away.
- Basic English Bible

Then, having fasted and prayed, and having laid [their] hands on them, they let [them] go.
- Darby Bible

And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- Webster's Bible

So, after fasting and prayer and the laying on of hands, they let them go.
- Weymouth Bible

Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
- World English Bible

Thanne thei fastiden, and preieden, and leiden hondis on hem, and leten hem go.
- Wycliffe Bible

then having fasted, and having prayed, and having laid the hands on them, they sent [them] away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Acts 13:3


13:3 Then having fasted - Again. Thus they did also, #Acts 14:23|.


People's Bible Notes for Acts 13:3


Ac 13:3 When they had fasted and prayed. This verse shows how they were set apart. It was by fasting, prayer, and the laying on of hands. They were not thus set apart to an order or rank in the kingdom, but to a work unto which they were called. They were not made priests, or bishops, but missionaries. This act did not make Paul an apostle. Christ chose him, as he had Peter, John and the others. They sent [them] away. As the missionaries of the church at Antioch to the heathen. We find that they return to report to the church after a long missionary tour (Ac 14:27).

Discussion for Acts 13

  • Insight 777
    Verse 22, I believe the heart mentioned here is symbolically Jesus. Jesus said I am before David, Jesus existed before David yet David is listed as his father in linage as the Messiah. The man fulfilling God 's will is Jesus, the heart of God. David was after Gods heart, Jesus, not before Jesus. It is Jesus not David that fulfills all of Gods will.
  • Francois for verse 2
    We need to have appointed Men by the Holy Spirit so that the Church can sent the ones.
  • Samson Emmanuel
    If i recall back in verse 32 paul said "and we declare unto you a glad tidings " the question here is that, have you heard the glad tidings or have you recieved the glag tidings?
  • Explain why some use Cross and some use tree? Did not God say my word change not? His name will always be God because He is God! He had to come in the form of a Man whom He called Jesus and we know that Jesus and God are the same. However, a cross is not the same as a tree, would you please explain why it has been changed by your interpretation?
  • Meagan Blair
    I believe it is good for people to read this for it shows them that no matter where they are in there life, it is never to late to turn around and God can do anything!
  • John Ritter
    Joseph Ryder 's Acts Chapter 13 comment on 10 20 2013, 10 47am... Paul is not wrong. God hand picked him to save the gentiles. when the Jews rejected Jesus the Christ. God turned to the gentiles.We had no place with God. The laws and the promise was for the Jew 's only. Thanks to the Jews we can be saved.

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